Conference Panels

Tradition and Innovation in Historical Perspectives

Undergraduate Conference in History

AUGUST 3-6, 2017

Central European University (CEU)

Budapest, Hungary


Friday, August 4th

9.00 Three Parallel Sessions

Comparative History of Empires and Colonisation

Chair: Professor Tolga Esmer

N15 R105

Vitaly Safonov: Cruel New World: American Indian Wars in XVII - XVIII centuries

Muhammet Mazi: Rethinking Modernization in the Ottoman Empire and Russia amidst Invention and Reinterpretation of Tradition

Abdullah Güloğlu: Rethinking the Concept of Innovation in the Cases of Printing Press in Germany and the Ottoman Empire in between 1500-1550


Archeological approaches to Religion and Technology

Chair: Professor Alice Choyke

N15 R106

Nicole Teague: Göbekli Tepe: Did Religion Cause the Neolithic Revolution?

Aron Rimanyi: Closing the Steppe Highway - The Travels of Friar Julian

Laurel Diciuccio: In the Beginning: Mayan Ceramics and Comparative Religion


History of Activism

Chair: Agnes Kelemen

N15 R104

Dotan Brom: Activism and Innovative Methods for Historical Inquiry - The Haifa Queer History Project as a Case Study

Gamze Saritunali: From The Suffragette March in 1913 to the Women’s March in 2017: Tradition and Innovation in Feminist Protest Movements

Mariya Zapolskaya: Elizabeth Stanton and Her Contribution to the Creation of the USA Suffrage Movement from the 1840s to the 1860s


Friday, August 4th

11.00 Three Parallel Sessions

Performative Arts

Chair: Professor Marsha Siefert

N15 R105

Lucija Furač: Soft Spots of Soviet Avant-Garde Theater Practices:  Between Tradition and Innovation

Bronte Hebdon: Picasso's Parade: Diaspora Collaboratives and the Invention of Modern Movement


Church Reforms and Religious Culture

Chair: Martin Pjecha

N15 R106

Peter Benka: Finding the Balance between Old and New? - Reformation in Bardejov

Jan Blonski: Polish Baroque Sermons as a Sign of the Change in Popular Culture

Klaudia Gumieniak: Innovation of the 11th Century – Objections Regarding the Celibacy


The Enlightenment and Its Aftermath

Chair: Professor Jan Hennings

N15 R104

Aleksandra Egorenko: The «Enlightened» Official Ivan Aksakov

Ivanna Lomakina: Imperial Russian Academy in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century: Dialogue with the European Enlightenment

Maryam Mumladze: To Reject Newton’s Colour Spectrum Theory, One Should Be Goethe At Least

Friday, August 4th

14.30 Three Parallel Sessions

De-Stalinization in Soviet Political and Literary Life

Chair: Professor Balazs Szalontai

N15 R105

Megi Kartsivadze: Collision Between Tradition and Innovation: Two  Waves of De-Stalinization

Maria Trenikhina: Reinvention of the Image: Isaac Babel’ in Memoirs and Criticism of 1950s-1980s

Georgy Tatevosov: Veniamin Kaverin as a Moral Heir to Yury Tynyanov


Legal History

Chair: Daniel Knox

N15 R106

Stephanie Brown: Legitimate Rape': A Re-evaluation of Rape Legislation in Thirteenth-Century England

Nino Gabadadze: Creating a New Form of Government: Story of American Constitutionalism


Cultural Anthropology

Chair: Reka Krizmanics

N15 R104

Camilla Kerimova: The Myth of a Builder in the 1950–1960s in the USSR

Anna Kolářová: Folklorism And Socialistic Czechoslovakia


Saturday, August 5th

9.00 Three Parallel Sessions

 Art History

Chair: Professor Matthias Riedl

N15 R105

Nicole Cartier: Danaë as Reflection of Womanhood and the Conception of Female Sexuality through Visual Arts 

María Luisa Guevara Tirado: Peeping through the Paradox of William’s I “The Silent” Mausoleum in E. de Witte’s Eyes

Lydia Schmidt: Early Developments in Art Authentication and Their Sociological Implications


History of Political Thought

Chair: Cody Inglis

N15 R106

Toni Milevoj: Policraticus - Influence and Innovation of Political Thought

Nika Kochekovskaya: Utopian Projects in Renaissance and Baroque Culture as a Subject of Intellectual History

Tatiana Pichugina: A New Look at the Racial Question in the Second Half of the XIXth Century by the Works of B.T. Washington

Bartosz Matyja: Conservatism at a crossroads. The case of Civic Democratic Alliance


Media and Propaganda

Chair: Matyas Erdelyi

N15 R104

Valeria Dibrova: The Conception of Freedom of Press and the Traditions of European Media

Dmitry Kashtanov: Social Consciousness Construction under Totalitarism (The 1930s in the USSR)


Saturday, August 5th

11.00 Three Parallel Sessions

Traditions and Innovation in Texts

Chair: Martin Pjecha

N15 R105

Yulia Kuvandykova: The Old Church Slavonic and Russian Translations of the Book of Job Through the Ages (Lexical and Grammatical Aspect)

Michał Machalski: Re-Writing Tradition. Examples of Reception and Rejection of Gallus Anonymous Work in Chronica Polonorum by Vincentius of Cracow

Ágota Kamilla Unger: Illuminated Manuscripts Uncovered: A short Introduction to Medieval Book Production and its 21st Century Research Instruments



Chair: Matyas Erdelyi

N15 R106

Fatma Aladağ: Assimilation of Innovation: Ottoman Nizamiye Courts System in 19th Century, as a Global Modernization Period in Local context

Tamari Jibuti: From Tulips to Bitcoins – “Tradition” of Financial Crises and Innovative Solutions

Pavel Pimenov: The Russian Empire Transoceanic Colony Modernization: Uniqueness and Specificity

Svetlana Lazutina: Development of the pharmacy network in Saint Petersburg in the early XIXth century

Late Imperial Russia

Chair: Alexandra Medzibrodszky

N15 R104

Svatlana Koltunova: The Russsian Orthodox Mission in Korea in the Context of the Russian Cultural Policy in the Far East

Leyla Gizatullina: The World Outlook of Secondary School Students in Perm at the End of the XIXth and the Beginning of XXth Centuries

Aleksandra Babikova: Readers of Guidebooks in Russian Empire in the late 19th - early 20th Centuries

Saturday, August 5th

14.30 Three Parallel Sessions

Intellectual History

Chair: Cody Inglis

N15 R105

Gabriel Abensour: Elie Benamozegh, A Kabbalist Facing Modernity's Challenges to Judaism

Nikita Fomin: The Discussion of Autonomy and Federalism in Russian Intellectual Space in the Period of Imperial crisis (1903 - 1918)

Olga Nechaeva: The Writer’s Profession: Literary Educational Institutions in Russia in the 1920s


Tradition and Heritage in the Contemporary World

Chair: Professor Jozsef Laszlovszky

N15 R106

Blezza Conche: Impacts of Tourism Development to Cultural Identity: A Study on Ivatan Clothing, Settlement and Livelihood in Sabtang, Batanes

Jurica Baric: Use of Tradition by 20th Century Totalitarian Regimes

Anca-Ioana Rus and Ioan-Emanuel Ani: Tradition in a Secularized World?

Constance Peruchot: The democratization of art exhibitions in museums’ sociology (XIXth-XXIst cent.)

Strategies of Representation

Chair: Professor Volker Menze

N15 R104

Elena Fofanova: The Portrait of Russian Official in the Second Half of the XIXth Century: Representation of Authority

Nikita Bogachev: Byzantine Egypt: Social and Economic Image of a City and a Vilage

Elena Zobnina: The Image of an Intellectual in the Late Soviet Cinema: The Old Images in the New Social Space

Anne Thompson: Caesar's Wars: A Computational Linguistic Analysis